A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ray Nagin Found in Contempt of Court

News Flash from the NRA:
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law abiding gun owners have won yet another victory this morning against New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and former police chief Warren Riley.

Judge Carl J. Barbier, presiding over the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, granted NRA's motion for contempt against New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Warren Riley for "failure to provide initial disclosures and to compel answers to discovery" during NRA's injunction against the City for their illegal gun confiscation of law abiding citizens following Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

"Once more, Mayor Ray Nagin and former police chief Warren Riley are held accountable for considering themselves above the law," said Chris W. Cox, NRA's chief lobbyist. "These men have had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, every step of the way in this process to return the lawfully owned firearms to their own citizens, and Judge Barbier rightly found them in contempt of court for their complete lack of respect for the rule of law."

Furthermore, Judge Barbier concluded the delaying tactics by the City's attorney, Joseph Vincent DiRosa, Jr, to be "wholly unprofessional and shall not be condoned". Mr. DiRosa admitted in Court that he had "no good reason" to explain his actions and has been ordered to pay partial legal fees to NRA's attorneys for their wasted time and money.

"Ray Nagin, Warren Riley and their attorney refused to provide vital information to the U.S. District Court for their unconstitutional acts in their city's time of great need," concluded Cox. "On behalf of the lawful gun owners of New Orleans, NRA is pleased with this outcome, we thank Judge Barbier for his swift decision and we will continue to press for the full return of all the city's confiscated firearms."

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Anonymous Standard Mischief said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "contempt of court" for Ray Nagin does not mean what it useally means for people like you and me. Meaning that I assume that Ray Nagin is not now cooling his heels in jail.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Oh, and let me know if the NRA forgot to co-credit the second amendment foundation again.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Mark@C said...

I'd give real money to see a bench warrant issued.

6:46 AM  
Blogger alpineman said...

Good. Anything that gives Nagan a headache is music to my ears.

Please keep these reports coming, X.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

I suspect if they ever pry loose these guns from those *bleeping* *bleeps*, a whole bunch will not be found in storage. And when this happens, I hope they are fined/sued at least as much as replacement costs.

3:39 AM  
Anonymous 1894C said...

Uh, yeah. What Standard Mischief said.

This guy will not pay dime one, will not have any consequences from his actions. He will in fact enjoy an improved credibility with his constituency vis a vie standing up to the "evil gun lobby".

And the sheep keep bleating for more.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

I have always found this asshat contemptable.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nagin and the police chief both best be glad I am not the judge they are ignoring, both would be in jail and I would add 6 months minimum to send a message to other officials

2:12 PM  

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